12 Assisted Living Facilities near Gardendale, AL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Gardendale, AL

Covenant Place of Gardendale

Provides: Assisted Living
1409 Thompson Cir, Gardendale, AL 35071
"My mom lived in Covenant Place of Gardendale for about five years. It was very good. She started out with a small apartment and she lived there for about four years and then she fell twice. Because..." More

Home Sweet Home

Provides: Assisted Living
6678 Old U.S. 31, Gardendale, AL 35071
"First of all home sweet home is a boarding home not an assisted living. I have had 2 family members that has lived there for years. It is the only place I would 100% recomend. It may be an older..." More

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Peachtree Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3740 Eagle Dr., Trussville, AL 35173
"This community is amazing. Great staff, the residents are happy, and the building was clean and well kept. I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a safe environment. i am glad we..." More

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Elmcroft of Grayson Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
2366 Old Springville Road, Birmingham, AL 35215
"Elmcroft of Grayson Valley is very beautiful, very clean, elegant, and homey. The staff is very friendly. I would definitely recommend it. It's very pretty on the inside and nicely decorated. The..." More
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St. Martin's In the Pines

Provides: Assisted Living
4941 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, AL 35210
"I was there visiting and was truly amazed at what I saw. Caring people, clean community and great food. It was really a great experience and changed my perception of a nursing home." More

Kirkwood by the River

Provides: Assisted Living
3605 Ratliff Rd., Birmingham, AL 35210
"My mother is in Kirkwood by the River. I think it is a perfect fit for her needs. She has a one bedroom unit which gives her a bedroom, a walk-in closet, and also a living area with a little..." More

Greenbriar At The Altamont

Provides: Assisted Living
2831 S. Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205
"Honestly was very impressed with the staff and facilities. My grandmother seemed to think the caretakers were a bit pushy (this comes as no surprise to us), but I found them to be efficient and..." More

Prince Place Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
925 Vaughn Road, Trafford, AL 35172
"I have a family member at Prince Place and it is a wonderful place . They have great food there and have good hard working people there to take care of the residents there. The owners are very nice..." More

South Highland Adult Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
2035 Highland Ave., Birmingham, AL 35205

Mount Royal Towers

Provides: Assisted Living
300 Royal Tower Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
"Mount Royal was excellent and gorgeous, but I could not afford it with my budget. The tour was good, though. The services and the staff were great." More

Peachtree Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3740 Eagle Drive, Trussville, AL 35173
"My brother was at Peachtree Senior Living. They’re at 45% capacity, the meals are good, but it’s basically like living in a very strict apartment. My brother actually needed assisted living and not..." More

Community One

Provides: Assisted Living
3205 Norwood Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35234

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gardendale

    Gardendale is a suburban town in Jefferson County, Alabama, with a long agricultural tradition. Today it has a diverse culture and more than 14,000 residents, 19.3% of whom are aged 65 and over. Some of these seniors live in the two assisted living facilities located in town. Others looking for assisted living in the area can find accommodations in the 10 facilities located in nearby communities.

    In Alabama, these locations are officially known as Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) and are licensed and regulated by the Department of Public Health. ALFs that are permitted to take care of residents with cognitive impairments are known as Specialty Care Assisted Living Facilities.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gardendale

    • Winter in Gardendale is mild, but seniors who have trouble dealing with the heat should know that the summer can be very hot and humid. The average high temperature in July is 91 degrees, and an average of 54 inches of rain falls per year.
    • According to the American Lung Association, Jefferson County, where Gardendale is located, gets an F for ozone pollution. Seniors should check ozone levels before venturing outside as this compound can be harmful to the respiratory and cardiovascular system. The county gets a passing grade for annual particle pollution.
    • Gardendale has many arts and cultural activities for seniors to enjoy throughout the year. The Magnolia Festival, held every year in April, has a classic car show, live music and many different arts and crafts vendors. The Civic Center also hosts events throughout the year.
    • Gardendale has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Birmingham.
    • Crime rates in Gardendale are higher than national averages, so seniors concerned about security may not find this an ideal location for assisted living. The violent crime rate is 5.9 points above the national average, and the property crime rate is 23 points higher.
    • Seniors and their families will find that Gardendale is relatively inexpensive compared to the rest of the country. The overall cost of living is 5.4% below the national average.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Gardendale

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Alabama

    $4,384.00 Birmingham
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,275.00 Trussville
    $2,515.00 Hoover

    Assisted Living costs in Gardendale start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Gardendale and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gardendale

    Alabama does not offer any public financial aid for seniors who need help paying for assisted living. 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Gardendale

    Gardendale and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Gardendale, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gardendale

    Gardendale-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Gardendale

    • Review of Covenant Place of Gardendale

      My mom lived in Covenant Place of Gardendale for about five years. It was very good. She started out with a small apartment and she lived there for about four years and then she fell twice. Because... Read more

    • Review of Covenant Place of Gardendale

      My client has moved into Covenant Place of Gardendale. The staff is very professional and friendly. The facility itself is very clean and offered an excellent level of service. The food is good and... Read more

    • Review of Home Sweet Home

      I would not put my worst enemy in this boarding house. The place is has a cold and dusty feel. The residents go hungry and most never leave except to go to the doctor. "The only assist offered is ... Read more

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